Tyler Kirkpatrick – Pastor
Tyler received his Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is also a graduate of Whitworth University in Spokane, WA where he majored in theology.
Prior to coming to CKPres in 2015, Tyler worked with college students and young adults at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, and has been involved with youth ministries at several churches, including serving as the Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries at Country Homes Christian Church in Spokane.
A born and bred Western Washingtonian, Tyler and his wife Brittany are happiest reading in a hammock or hiking out on the trail, miles from the car, lugging heavy backpacks and eating freeze-dried dinners. Tyler also enjoys skiing and scaling the occasional mountain. His love for the Mariners, Seahawks and Sonics (RIP) runs deep, but he bleeds the purple and gold of the Washington Huskies (his devotion might be called “unhealthy”—he watched every game of their 0-12 season!).
In January 2020 all of those hobbies and interests (along with a good night’s sleep) were happily knocked way down the priority list as Tyler and Brittany welcomed their son Leif into the world, and in October 2021 they were knocked even further down the priority list (with even less sleep) when they welcomed their daughter Noemi. They are overjoyed at having the tremendous blessing of parenting these little ones.